Playing Pretend"Tell me the happiest memory from your childhood."Childhood?Oh dear.I can't remember mine.I wonder if it's a side-effect.Or if I really am that forgetful.Maybe I just lacked one.I do remember pretending though.Pretending to be a hero.A villain.I remember living in my world.I remember playing with cartoon charactersand my own charactersand even with just the walls.I remember thinking of new colorssoundstastesfeelingsvoicesand music."Did you hear me?"Oh yea.The question."I remember playing pretend."
Orange Monkey BoyNo signs of life left.Affection wiped from allknown sources and wells.Binder covers are empty.Info boxes list quotesthat speak of individualityor courage or some formof relief from pain.Tokens are shoved to theback of the closet to beforgotten and maybe refoundif the feelings ever find theirway back to heart's door.But just one thing cannot leave.The bell attached to theorange monkey boy.He hangs on my lifeline.Ringing in my pocket when Iwalk from destination toanother sore footed destination.He chimes in my ear when I'mchiming into my lifeline.He's the only string of theemotion of limerance and l
Welcome Back, SelfMy mind flies highas I wonder thepossibilities.Maybe it's the cold medicine.Or maybe my bodyreceived this coldfrom the happinessof my decision.Though my decision isn't acted on yet.Oh well the most important thing isthat I'm confidentand feeling likemyself again.Isn't that what I've been striving to fix, anyways?
I Am The Elephant"The person whose shoulder you cry on is the person you're meant to be with."Words ringing in my head.Like the bells from churchthat ring every summer morningright when practice is ending.I wonder about it.Like the newest questionthat philosophers contemplate.I consider it.Like a childwondering what toy to play with next.Then let it go.As easily as an emotion in my heart.Until it resurfaces.Like the bubbles of adrowning man.Worry seeps in.
You Can Eat MY Fobidden FruitOne bite and then paradise detonated.
Saturn Trined Her Libra MoonAstrology brought her faith to life.
Caw CawI fly above their reckless destruction.
A Sick Sense of HumorHe laughed as his peers screamed.
98 Seconds of Sleep"Falling asleep? We haven't even gotten to the boring parts yet!"That's okay, Mr. Archer.I'm just resting my eyes.I'm not going to sleep.Not in APUSH.I promise.
93 isn't a lonely numberSchool seems sostrange when you'vehad snow days forso long.Okay, two days reallyisn't that long, so?But it still is surrealif not a bit lonely.Good thing I had Martin with me.
If They Didn't 92Down and depressed,your body aches,missing overcomes you,you can't pretend to be happy,but you try anyways.I gave up trying in 5th period,and everyone immediately noticed.Suddenly, concern wrapped around me for the rest of the day and even past that.I realized today, what great friends I'm lucky to have.Even if they're teasing you the whole timeabout that damned wordthat starts with an L.
The Exciting Times of 91Let's sing a songbut not about double rainbows,volleyballs,or relationships.Let's sing a song about excitement.